Petrology of System Earth

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Doel vak

The main aim of the course is to develop a deep understanding of
petrological processes the context of selected plate tectonic
environments. This will entail teaching how to use the main petrographic
and geochemical techniques and methods.

Inhoud vak

Case studies focusing on the petrological aspects of major geodynamic
environments. Petrological variations are at the core of the course but
the importance of (isotope) geochemistry and regional tectonics will be
stressed as ways of gaining a full understanding of the key processes
that control magma genesis and metamorphism. A short field excursion to
the Eifel region of Germany will be conducted at the end of the course.
Specific subjects covered will include:
- Introduction of experimental petrology and the importance of phase
- Magmatism in various tectonic environments
- Extreme metamorphism of the continental and oceanic crust.
- Introduction to geochemical analytical methods
- Interpretation of geochemical data


Lectures with associated class exercises and limited homework. Contact
hours: 15 half days of combined lecture-practical classes, a 3-day
(including travel) field course and a written exam.


The final mark consists of the following components: (1) Class room
practicals, petrological descriptions and other assignments (35%);(2)
Field note book and contribution to the field course (15%); (3) Written
exam (50%).
A minimum mark of 5.5 is required for the written exam in order to pass
the course.

Vereiste voorkennis

Inleiding mineralogie (AB_450157) and Mineralogie en Petrologie
(AB_1081) are
prerequisit for this course.


J.D. Winter, 2010. Principles to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2nd
Edition). Prentice Hall.

Additional literature will be made available on Canvas.


Third year Bsc Earth Science students in the context of the Minor Solid

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Fieldwork costs have to be contributed in advance. Details will be communicated via Canvas.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1098
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. G.R. Davies
Examinator prof. dr. G.R. Davies
Docenten dr. J.M. Koornneef
dr. P.Z. Vroon
prof. dr. W. van Westrenen
dr. F.M. Brouwer

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